CLS vs GGD Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 07, 2023

The Lanka Premier League competition has arrived at the critical middle phase of the tournament. All teams will be keen to pick up vital points and distance themselves from the others. Galle Titans will go up against Colombo Strikers in this match to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. Let's take a close look at the betting tips, match prediction, and weather report for this game. 

The Galle side is sitting right at the top of the points table with 2 victories from their 3 games. However, they did lose their last contest and will be looking to get back to their winning ways in this encounter. The Colombo Strikers team on the other hand is languishing at the bottom of the points table. They have recorded one victory and will be looking to move up the points table.

Colombo Stars vs Galle Gladiators Head-To-Head

The Colombo Strikers and Galle Titans have played against each other on 8 occasions while playing in the Lanka Premier League. The Colombo Strikers have an edge in the head-to-head as they have won 5 matches while the Galle outfit has won 3 matches. Out of these 5 victories, the Colombo team has won 2 games while batting first and 3 while batting second.

Colombo Stars vs Galle Gladiators Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game of the Lanka Premier League can be viewed in India as well. The entire Lanka Premier League competition will be aired in India through Start Sports, who are the official broadcasting partner for the LPL. You can watch this game on Star Sports 3. The live streaming of this contest can be watched on the FanCode app and website. 

CLS vs GGD Team Previews

Colombo Stars

In their last match of the Lanka Premier League competition, Colombo Strikers could not chase a huge target set by the opposition. They were required to score 193 runs to win this encounter but they fell short by 10 runs. Nuwaindo Fernando and Babar Azam were in excellent touch with the bat scoring 56 and 41 runs respectively. Some other batters also played useful hands such as Chamika Karunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella. These two also played a couple of useful knocks at the end of the innings.

The Colombo bowlers ended up giving away 192 runs from their stipulated 20 overs. The pick of the Colombo bowling attack was Naseem Shah and Matheesha Pathirana. They succeeded in picking up 2 and 3 wickets respectively while giving away 21 and 31 runs in the process. They were successful in getting regular breakthroughs throughout the innings. But the spin bowling department is their main reason for concern. Their 3 spinners viz, Jeffrey Vandersay, Mohammad Nawaz, and Dhananjaya Lakshan gave away 84 runs from their collective 8 overs and could not pick up a single wicket.

Some of the key players for Colombo Strikers are Naseem Shah, Babar Azam, and Chamika Karunaratne. Colombo Strikers played their last match against Dambulla Aura. This was the 8th match of the Lanka Premier League for the 2023 season. Aura's side batted first to raise a score of 192 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. The Colombo team made a game effort for chasing down this total. They ended up getting close to the target but fell short by 10 runs. Colombo scored 182 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Kusal Mendis from Dambulla was declared player of the match.

Colombo Stars Playing 11

Niroshan Dickwella, Babar Azam, Nuwanidu Fernando, Mohammad Nawaz, Lahiru Udara, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Naseem Shah, Lakshan Sandakan, Matheesha Pathirana, Pathum Nissanka.

Galle Gladiators

In their last encounter in the LPL 2023, Galle Titans managed just 117 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. The Galle captain Dasun Shanaka was the leading run-getter with 30 runs. Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Seifert, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Shevon Daniel played well in the first couple of encounters played by Galle. These contributions helped the Galle team in reaching target scores of over 180 runs in their first couple of games. The Galle batsmen will consider their last performance as a fluke. They will be looking to get back to winning way with a victory in this game.

The Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan picked up a couple of wickets in their last match. However, this effort was far from instrumental in stopping the opposition from chasing down the target. The Galle team has a useful pace attack with bowlers such as Dasun Shanaka, Kasun Rajitha, and Richard Ngarva in their ranks. These bowlers have bowled consistently during the competition. Some other experienced bowlers playing in the Galle team are Tabraiz Shamsi and Akila Dhananjaya. These bowlers can handle the middle overs well.

Some of the key bowlers for Galle in this game are Kasun Rajitha, Shakib Al Hasan, and Tim Seifert. Galle Titan played their last match against Jaffna Kings. Batting first, Galle Titans scored 117 runs for the loss of 9 wickets from their quota of 20 overs. Jaffna Kings chased the target in just 12.4 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. It was an emphatic win for Jaffna by a margin of 8 wickets and with 44 balls to spare. Dunith Wellalage was adjudged player of the match for his 4-wicket haul for just 10 runs.

Galle Gladiators Playing 11

Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shevon Daniel, Lasith Croospulle, Tim Seifert, Shakib Al Hasan, Akila Dananjaya, Kasun Rajitha, Richard Ngarava, Tabraiz Shamsi, Minod Bhanuka.

CLS vs GGD Toss Prediction

Both these sides will be looking to chase a target in this contest. Chasing a set target has gradually become a normal thing in the T20 games lately. All batsmen are trying to employ aggressive tactics and these days no target can be considered to be safe.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

As far as the wicket in Pallekele is concerned, you can expect a balanced pitch where you can expect help for the batters and bowlers both. An average score on this ground will be close to 170 runs. Both these sides have a range of spinners on their team and this surface will help spinners. This might end up with a low-scoring game.

This Pallekele wicket can be a lowish track and spinners can get some help here. But there will not be any variable bounce during the game. It is expected that we will get bright and sunny weather for this match. 

CLS vs GGD Betting Tips

The Galle Titans team has great depth in their bowling and batting departments. There are several all-rounders on both teams and they will have a crucial role to play for their respective sides. But the Galle Titans have more experienced spinners that will be helpful in these conditions. Galle Titans also have many experienced batters in their ranks who can handle these conditions well. You can expect Galle Titans to register a victory in these conditions. So, we will bet with Galle Titans to win this encounter.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Pathum Nissanka to score over 23 runs in the match.



Nissanka has looked good in the competition so far scoring useful runs. You can expect him to score over 23 runs in the game.

  1. 10CRIC


    Galle Titans to score over 75 runs in their first 10 overs.



The Galle Titans' top-order batting was in great touch in their first couple of games. You can expect them to score more than 75 runs in their first 10 overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Babar Azam to score a fifty in the match.



Babar Azam has begun putting together big scores in the competition already. You can bet on him to score yet another fifty in the game.

Today Match Prediction

Galle Gladiators To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win CLS vs GGD

Colombo Stars 57.22% (103)
Galle Gladiators 42.78% (77)
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